Family : Rosaceae
Class : Moss Rose
Text and pictures © Giuseppe Mazza
English translation by Peter Thompson
Moss Rose created in France by Charles-Félix Verdier in 1888, and also known as ‘Oeillet Panachée’.
It is probable that he simply codified a form which had already existed for around a century.
The bud is covered with outgrowth characteristics that resemble moss, and has a slightly perfumed, double corolla, at once recognisable by its light pink petals with dark red stripes.
Also adapted to pot cultivation.